Strike! (album)

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Strike!
The Baseballs - Strike.jpg
Studio album by The Baseballs
Released 15 May 2009
Genre Pop, pop rock, rock and roll, rockabilly
Label Warner Music Group
The Baseballs chronology
Strike!
(2009)
Strings 'n' Stripes
(2011)
Alternative cover
Cover for Strike! Back!
Singles from Strike! and Strike! Back
  1. "Umbrella"
    Released: 1 May 2009
  2. "Hot n Cold"
    Released: 2009
  3. "Last in Line"
    Released: 2010
  4. "Chasing Cars"
    Released: 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Strike! is the debut album released by The Baseballs, a German rock 'n' roll cover band, in 2009.

Their debut album Strike! was released in May 2009 in Germany, Switzerland and Austria[2] and in October 2009 in Finland.[3] It reached number six in Germany, number two in the Swiss and number one in the Finnish album charts.[4][5][6] In Finland Strike! was the best-selling album of 2009 with sales of 73,626 units (triple platinum),[7][8] with total sales of over 96,000 units (quadruple platinum) to date.[9]

In April 2010, the album was re-released as Strike! Back, with a cover version of Nylon Beat's song "Last in Line" as an extra.

Track listing[edit]

Strike![edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Umbrella" (Rihanna cover) 3:07
2. "Love in This Club" (Usher cover) 3:20
3. "Hey There Delilah" (Plain White T's cover) 3:43
4. "Bleeding Love" (Leona Lewis cover) 3:52
5. "Hot n Cold" (Katy Perry cover) 3:37
6. "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" (Scissor Sisters cover) 4:06
7. "Don't Cha" (Pussycat Dolls cover) 4:07
8. "Let's Get Loud" (Jennifer Lopez cover) 3:30
9. "Angels" (Robbie Williams cover) 3:18
10. "Crazy in Love" (Beyoncé cover) 3:16
11. "This Love" (Maroon 5 cover) 3:24
12. "The Look" (bonus track) (Roxette cover) 3:24

Strike! Back[edit]

CD1[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Umbrella" (Rihanna cover) 3:07
2. "Love in This Club" (Usher cover) 3:20
3. "Hey There Delilah" (Plain White T's cover) 3:43
4. "Bleeding Love" (Leona Lewis cover) 3:52
5. "Hot n Cold" (Katy Perry cover) 3:37
6. "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" (Scissor Sisters cover) 4:06
7. "Don't Cha" (Pussycat Dolls cover) 4:07
8. "Let's Get Loud" (Jennifer Lopez cover) 3:30
9. "Angels" (Robbie Williams cover) 3:18
10. "Crazy in Love" (Beyoncé cover) 3:16
11. "This Love" (Maroon 5 cover) 3:24
12. "The Look" (bonus track) (Roxette cover) 3:24

CD2[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "No One" (Alicia Keys cover) 3:38
2. "Chasing Cars" (Snow Patrol cover) 2:51
3. "Monday Morning" (Melanie Fiona cover) 3:55
4. "Poker Face" (Lady Gaga cover) 2:23
5. "Jungle Drum" (Emilíana Torrini cover) 2:28
6. "A Day on Tour with The Baseballs" (video)   19:43
7. "The Baseballs in Finland" (video)   25:33

Chart performance[edit]

Chart succession[edit]

Preceded by
"Ollaan ihmisiksi" by Pate Mustajärvi
Finnish Albums Chart number-one album
4 November 2009 – 27 January 2010
Succeeded by
"Suurenmoinen Kokoelma 1999 - 2009" by Juha Tapio
Preceded by
"Rated R" by Rihanna
Norwegian Albums Chart number-one album
9 February 2010 – 23 March 2010
Succeeded by
"The Brothel" by Susanne Sundfør
Preceded by
"Erik Grönwall" by Erik Grönwall
Swedish Albums Chart number-one album
22 January 2010 – 12 February 2010
Succeeded by
"Rock'n Roll Dance Party" by The Playtones

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Official discography (German)
  3. ^ Warner Music News (Finnish, accessed 17 November 2009)
  4. ^ The Baseballs in the German charts
  5. ^ The Baseballs in the Swiss charts
  6. ^ "Baseballs: Strike!" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  7. ^ "Myydyimmät ulkomaiset albumit vuonna 2009" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  8. ^ "Myydyimmät kotimaiset albumit vuonna 2009" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  9. ^ a b "Kultalevyjen myöntämisrajat" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
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  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Baseballs – Strike!" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  14. ^ "Danishcharts.com – The Baseballs – Strike!". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  15. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Baseballs – Strike!" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
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  17. ^ "Lescharts.com – The Baseballs – Strike!". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  18. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  19. ^ "Greekcharts.com – The Baseballs – Strike!". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  20. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 21, 2010". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  21. ^ "The Baseballs - Strike! - Music Charts". acharts.us. 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  22. ^ "Mexicancharts.com – The Baseballs – Strike!". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  23. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – The Baseballs – Strike!". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  24. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – The Baseballs – Strike!". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  25. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Baseballs – Strike!". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  26. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Baseballs – Strike!". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  27. ^ "Baseballs | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  28. ^ "Swiss Year-End Charts 2009". Media Control. Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 February 2009. 
  29. ^ a b "Baseballs" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. 
  30. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (The Baseballs; 'Strike')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  31. ^ a b "Warner Music Germany - News - The Baseballs". warnermusic.de. 12 December 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2011. 
  32. ^ "Norwegian album certifications – The Baseballs – Strike" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. 
  33. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2010" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. 
  34. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (The Baseballs; 'Strike!')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  35. ^ "British album certifications". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  36. ^ "Austrian album certifications – The Baseballs – Strike! Back" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter The Baseballs in the field Interpret. Enter Strike! Back in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen